Unified Housing Data Lookup Tool

Sponsor: Housing and Community Investment Development

University: UCLA Extension

Status: In progress

Link: Scope Document

HCID has over eight different databases ranging from housing information management system (HIMS), billing information management system (BIMS) and more that contain information about various housing property records. This project uses fuzzy matching and entity resolution to help deduplicate property records into a  single unified lookup tool and database for HCID staff to use.


With this tool we now have the ability to quickly determine which programs, properties in LA have used. This allows more effective program evaluation and finding under-utilized assets.